I understand the situation, but man oh man I feel for the guy. One team? Really?
If anything he should take it as a sign to call it a career. Don't tarnish it by wearing another Uni for a year.
Why not? Dallas forced him out. Maybe the Stars should have shown more loyalty to him. The Wings kept Chelios around even when he was clearly no better then a 7th defenceman for a couple of seasons. Modano could still make the top 12 of pretty much every team in the NHL.
I don't see a problem with stars playing until they are no longer on top. It shows they still love the game whether they are a key piece or not. It's their life. If they still want to play, all the power to them.
How good is Modano now a days?
Can he be a good 2 way 3rd line center?
Is he still fast enough? Is he willing to go to tough corners to get the puck? or will he just float?
I just haven't seen him play for a long time
No. And most of the time.The defensive, hard backchecking part of his game has been slowly on the decline for the past 5 years. It's not surprising most teams would rather infuse youth or tenacity into that 3rd line roll.
All due respect to the legend he is, but he's never gone hard into a corner in 22 years and I can say that a devout fan.